mardi 28 janvier 2014

Short Cross - Arising (1972 us heavy psychedelic blues - flac)

From Sandston, Virginia, this band evolved out of the Hustlers, whose members included, at various stages, ex-Reactors Steve Hicks and ex-Outlaws Butch Owens alongside core members Velpo Robertson, Gray McCalley and Ben Luck. The latter left to join the Barracudas, of A Plane View LP fame.
Their rare album can best be described as heavy psychedelic blues, at its purest on Suicide Blues. There's plenty of good guitar work throughout, Wastin' Time, Just Don't Care, Till We Reach The Sun and Hobo Love Song all have their share, whilst Ellen is a slow bluesy ballad. The album lacks sufficient originality to make it special but if this musical genre is where you're at you shouldn't be disappointed. (Max Waller / Roger Maglio)

GRAY McCALLEY(drums, lead vocals)
BUTCH OWENS(organ, piano, moog)
VELPO ROBERTSON(guitars, vocals)
BIRD SHARP(bass, vocals)

01. Nothin' But A Woman
02. Wastin' Time
03. Suicide Blues
04. Just Don't Care
05. On My Own
06. Till We Reach The Sun
07. Ellen
08. Hobo Love Song
09. On My Own (Stereo Mix)
10. Marching Off To War (Stereo Mix)
11. That's Her Train (Unreleased)
12. Bomb (Unfinished Demo)
13. Before It Rains (Unfinished Demo)